Saturday, January 1, 2011

1-1-11: 2011 Goals

A Happy and Healthy New Year to all.
These will be my goals for 2011 ... as I look at them, I realize they are amazingly self-centered this year. With the exception of the stockings [BAPs], all the other goals involve projects that will stay at home. It is probably a reaction against the Round Robin that consumed so much of my stitching in 2010. We'll just have to see how long it takes me to recover my generosity of spirit ... at least, when it comes to stitching.:
  • Participate in the Crazy January 2011 Challenge. This will mean starting a new project everyday from Jan 1-15 and then completing said projects during the remainder of the year.
  • Continue to limit purchases of charts to five per year. This has been working well for me.
  • Continue to blog every other day.
  • Complete two BAPs: Christmas Stockings for Liam and Piper: TW's Woodland Angel and Dimensions Woodland Maiden.
    Complete a medium project each month: concentrating on Halloween, Quaker animal and fantasy dragon charts.
  • Complete a Town Square SAL chart each month.
  • Get to the bottom of the UFO basket.
  • Get to the bottom of the finishing basket. I want to get this area of my stitching under control to the point that the finishing basket becomes a finishing drawer that contains only those pieces that I am accumulating for a quilt or those that need to be brought to a professional framer. And, even the to-be-framed pieces shouldn't languish in the drawer longer than a month or two. In 2010, I did manage to do the sewing/assembly finish of each cross-stitching project [with the exception of my two Workbasket Mermaids Singing pieces] right away. I'd like to maintain that practice
  • Make some more anniversary/Valentine ornaments ... sufficient to keep the table top ornament tree up in the entry hall through February 14.
  • Paint the walls of the stitching-room-to-be as well as re-finish some of the furniture that will eventually reside there. If I get this much done, I'll be able to start using the room even before I have it fully fitted up as per my grand vision.
  • I still want to learn to knit properly.

8 comments:

Myra said...

Happy New Year! I hope you accomplish all your goals in the New Year and then some.

Daffycat said...

Best wishes in the New Year, Riona!

CalamityJr said...

Happy New Year! May it be filled with many blessings for you.

Kttycat said...

Good Luck with your goals for this year!

Missy said...

Happy New Year!! I too would like to learn to Knit and will be keeping my stitching budget to a minimum. Even though I already spied a new ornament design from LHN that I will have to have!! LOL

hugs
-missy-

diaryofadomesticgoddess said...

Happy new year and best of luck with the Crazy January Challenge (I'm taking part too).

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy New year. There's nothing wrong in being a little selfish with your stitching. Sometimes I think we do a little too much for others.

Good luck with your goals!

Michelle said...

Best wishes for the new year! I enjoyed reading your list of goals. I am participating in the Crazy challenge too.